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Technology Series – Central Asia: Middle Earth is switching on
This is the fourth in a series of introductions to Smart City programs which have been launched, or which are planned, across the CIS-Eurasia region. Other reports in the series look separately at programs in Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Russia. These reports aim only to provide an overview of existing smart city and technology projects and of current and future State plans for developing “e-” and technology projects in each of the countries across the region.
Ukraine: Hampered by politics and funding
Good planning, poor implementation. Ukraine’s major cities have been planning Smart City projects for many years. But actual progress is slow because of a lack of financial resources and also slow administrative reforms.
Horizon 2020. The major technology improvement program, focusing on the government, and transparency and efficiency in state systems, is an EU-backed US$80 bln program.
Technology in Belarus
Smart City spending less than planned. Belarus announced plans for an ambitious Smart City program almost five years ago but has implemented very few projects since since.
US$10 bln available for technology projects. There are, however, several major initiatives underway, some funded by World Bank and EU agencies, aimed at improving telecom services, renewable energies, transportation links and the environment.